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Saratoga Springs Fall Events

Saratoga Rowing Regattas

Head of the Fish

Last weekend of October

October 28 and 29, 2017

Regatta site is at Lee's Park (1464 Rt 9p Saratoga Springs, NY 12866)

The Saratoga Fall Horse Sale


The yearly Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Horse Sale happens on October 16, 2017. The sales will begin at 10:00 am, and will consist of 298 registered entries. Hips 1-90 consist of Broodmares and Racing Horses; Hips 91-280 are Weanlings, and; lastly Hips 281-298 are Yearlings. The sales will take place at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion-Fasig Tipton, located two and a half blocks from Union Gables. 

For more information, check with the Fasig-Tipton’s official website: 

Saratoga Farmers Market


The Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Enjoy local produce, and Artesian goods.

Wednesdays at the High Rock Park Pavillion, 105 High Rock Avenue. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  

Saturdays at the High Rock Park Pavillion, 105 High Rock Avenue. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sundays at the Lincoln Bath House at the entrance to the Spa State Park, 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Local vendors offer rich cheeses, juicy organic fruits, fresh veggies, sweet jams, creamy yogurts, baked breads, pizza, berries, maple syrup, tubers, meats, herbs, honey and so much more.  Indoor and outdoor venues to find fresh and handmade items.

Saratoga Casino and Raceway


1,700 slots, electronic table games, live simulcast coverage, many delicious dining options, three full-service bars and Vapor Night Club

Located a few blocks from Union Gables Inn and Suites

Saratoga Harness Raceway Schedule

Saratoga Harness Racing Schedule 

Fall 2017

October Post Times

Thursdays: 12:15 pm

Fridays: 6:45 pm

Saturdays: 6:45 pm 

Sundays:  12:15 pm (Monday, October 9th at 12:15 pm)

November Post Times

Thursdays: 12:45 pm (November 24th there are no races)

Fridays: 6:45 pm

Saturdays: 6:45 pm

Sundays: 12:15 pm

December Post Times (trotting for the first two weeks in December, last day is December 18th)

Thursdays: 12:15 pm

Fridays: 6:45 pm  

Saturdays: 6:45 pm

Sundays: 12:15 pm

Union Gables Inn is located a few blocks to the Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Craft Marketplace Downtown Saratoga

The 42nd Annual Holiday Craft Marketplace

Saturday, November 25, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saratoga Springs City Center

The Craft Marketplace is also known as Small Business. The annual Craft Marketplace features over 100 hand-selected, artisans showcasing their hand-made artwork. Some crafts include jewelry, paintings, children’s toys, blown glass, pottery, holiday ornamentation, edibles, clothing and one-of-a-kind specialties.  Promote Small Business Saturday® commerce.

$5 Admission
Admission includes 1 free raffle ticket; children under 12 are free.

$3 admission after 3:00 pm.

Kick-off your holiday shopping season while enjoying:

Unique Handmade Crafts from over 100 Artisans
Silent Auction
Crafter Raffles
Small Business Saturday promotions to downtown Saratoga Merchants

Theater, Art and Music in Saratoga Springs

Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College

Classroom to Concert Hall- Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7pm, FREE

Parker Quartet- Sarurday October 7, 2017 @ 8pm, $8.00

Filene Winners Concert- Saturday October 21, 6pm, FREE

Pola Baytelman, Faculty Piano Recital- Saturday October 28, 3pm, FREE

Ensemble Connect- Friday, October 20, 2017, 8pm, $8.00

Filene Winners Concert- Saturday, October 21, 2017, 6pm, FREE

Pola Baytelman, Faculty Piano Recital- Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3pm, FREE

Tsou Music Scholar Series Lecture by Kara Gaunt- Thursday November 2, 2017, 7pm, FREE

Carol Wincenc- Skidmore Flute Festival- Saturday November 4, 2017, 1pm, $8.00

Flute Festival Ensembles- Skidmore Flute Festival- Saturday, November 4, 2017, 4:30pm, FREE

Skidmore College Orchestra- Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4pm

Beatlemore Skidmania-

  • Friday, November 17, 2017, 8pm, $10
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2pm, $10
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8pm (Skidmore ID required), $10

Skidmore Chamber Brass Ensembles, @ELM- Elizabeth Luce Moore Hall- Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5pm, FREE


Located at 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866

The Bobs: Farewell Tour

October 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm 

General Admission Fee: $25.00, Students- $12.50

In 1983, The Bobs put out their first album, which earned the group a Grammy nomination and pretty much re-wrote all the rules for vocal group music. "Instrumental" arrangements, dissonance, vocal percussion, ringing harmonics and melodic solo voices all linked with quirkily comedic material-this is the trademark Bobs sound and style that has since been emulated by a cappella groups around the planet.

Walk on the Wild Side: Songs of Lou Reed

October 21, 2017 | 8:00pm

General Admission Fee: $20.00 | Students & Children: $10.00

Writer Thomas Dimopoulos will act as guide through an evening celebrating Reeds career with sound and vision provided by Capital Region musician and writer extraordinaire Michael Eck, downtown New York City music scene veteran Jahn Xavier, an exclusive visual display of more than 100 original Warhol-taken images courtesy of the Tang Teaching Museum collection, and more.

The Mammals

October 27, 2017 | 8:00 pm

General Admission Fee: $20.00 | Students: $10.00

The Mammals is a five-piece Americana band from Woodstock, NY. A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions. The band features outstanding songwriters Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (sometimes known as Mike + Ruthy) lifted by a thrilling rhythm section of bass, drums and pedal steel.

Bob Warren Band

November 4, 2017 | 8:00pm

General Admission Fee: $18.00 | Students: $9.00

Bob Warren is a Capital District native and very possibly our region's most versatile and prolific songwriter and band leader. From roadhouses to concert halls, intimate cabarets to school auditoriums, singer-songwriter Bob Warren entertains packed houses with crowd-pleasing bands and immediately appealing, '60s-influenced original songs.

The Lustre Kings

November 18, 2017 | 8:00pm

General Admission Fee: $22.00 | Students: $11.00

Tonight we step outside of the folk idiom to bring you the invigorating rockabilly sounds of The Lustre Kings! Led by good-time Gretsch-slinger Mark Gamsjager, this true-hearted classic rock and roll band draws from a deeper well than similar acts, giving their music breadth and depth while still keeping the entertainment factor stratospheric.

Annie & the Hedonists

November 24, 2017 | 8:00pm

General Admission Fee: $20.00 | Students: $10.00

From the gospel-rock of Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the high-lonesome bluegrass of Claire Lynch and the irresistible swing of Fats Waller, the torchy, honey voice of Annie Rosen takes center stage, with super-tight, expert backing provided by husband Jonny Rosen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano, and vocals, and Don Young on bass. They transport us back to an age when heartache, boozing, and all sorts of romantic mayhem amounted to one big stylish adventure.

Rochmon Record Club
Tuesday Nov. 21st, 7:00 PM

Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
Wednesday Nov. 22nd, 7:00 PM

Seth Glier
Sunday Nov. 26th, 7:00 PM

Open Mic Night
Monday Nov. 27th, 8:00 PM

Conversations to Build An Inclusive American Community
Wednesday Nov. 29th, 6:00 PM

Will Dailey
Thursday Nov. 30th, 7:00 PM

National Museum of Dance Events

Tango Concert
Thursday, October 5th • 7:30pm
María Volonté and the Blue Tango Project will perform in the Riggi Theater.
Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets call the Dance Museum (518) 584-2225 ext 3001.

Antique Show
Saturday, October 14 • 10am to 4pm
Sunday, October 15th • 11am to 3pm
Back by popular demand, the Dance Museum's annual Antique Show will be held in the School of the Arts Studios Admission $6. For more information call the Dance Museum (518) 584-2225 ext 3001.

The Tall Boy
Saturday, October 21 • 7:30pm
Sunday, October 22 • 2pm
Creative Place International presents famed actress Tandy Cronyn’s production of this compelling WWII drama that explores the timely discussion of refugees and racism. Join us as Tandy Cronyn (daughter of the legendary theatrical couple Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn) brings her dramatic one woman show to the Riggi Theater. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for Students. Purchase tickets online. For more info & group sales call 518-584-7780.

Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park

Peter and the Star Catcher: “A Grown Up’s Prequel to Peter Pan"

Oct 14, 2017 7:30:pm
Oct 15, 2017 2:00:pm 
Oct 20, 2017 7:30:pm 
Oct 21, 2017 7:30:pm 
Oct 22, 2017 2:00:pm 
Oct 27, 2017 7:30:pm 
Oct 28, 2017 7:30:pm 
Oct 29, 2017 2:00:pm

Tickets: $29.00

Shuster Series: Heartbreak House

November 12, 2017, 1pm

Union Gables proudly sponsors the Spa Little Theater

Art Exhibitions in Saratoga Springs

Exhibitions at the Tang Museum

Birthing Bodies: September 30, 2017- December 30, 2017

States of Incarceration: September 2, 2017- October 11, 2017

Elevator Music 34 -Tony Oursler: Talking Light- September 2, 2017- December 30, 2017

Other Side: Art, Object, Self: August 12, 2017, December 30, 2017

Special Events at the Tang Museum:

Poetry Lab with Cara Benson, Johnny Perez, Sean Dalpiaz- October 5, 2017, 7pm

Accelerator Series: Mass Incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex- October 6, 2017, 6pm

Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video — Five Films by Bruce Conner- October 7, 2017, 4pm

Family Saturday: 3-D Still Lifes- October 14, 2017, 2pm

Raab Visiting Artist Lecture: Howard Ben Tré- October 17, 2017, 6pm

Family Saturday: Drop-in Art-Making Activity- October 21, 2017, 12pm

Fall Celebration- October 21, 2017, 3pm

Curator’s Tour with Rachel Seligman- October 24, 2017, 12pm

Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video — Contemporary Experiments in Animation- October 26, 2017, 7pm 

Family Saturday: Spiders and Spider Webs- October 28, 2017, 2pm

Family Saturday: Fish Sculptures- November 4, 2017, 2pm

Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video — Cubist Film Tradition- November 4, 2017, 4pm

The Picture of Dorian Gray Screening- November 9, 2017, 6pm

Accelerator Series: Technology, Visual Culture, and the Politics of Representation-  November 10, 2017, 6:30pm

Family Saturday: Design a Board Game- November 11, 2017, 2pm

Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video — Divine Horsemen: the Living Gods of Haiti- November 11, 2017, 4pm

Collection Tour with Elizabeth Karp and Jessica Lubniewski- November 14, 2017, 12pm

Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video — twohundredfiftysixcolors- November 16, 2017, 7pm

Family Saturday: 15th Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Festival- November 18, 2017, 2pm

Curator’s Tour with Dayton Director Ian Berry- November 28, 2017, 12pm

Galas and Fundraisers in Saratoga Springs

TRASK Art Show & Sale 

Hosted By: Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation
October 5, 2017-  6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY

The TRASK Art Show & Sale benefits restoration projects, such as the Spirit of Life, and efforts to preserve Saratoga Springs.

For more information, visit

RSVP to Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Coordinator; (518) 587-5030 or

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County Annual Dinner

Hosted By: Hall of Springs
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Hall of Springs, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Spa State Park Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: $85.00 per person

We are neighbors helping neighbors! Committed to ensuring that people in need can live independently in safe, healthy, warm and dry homes. Join us for a night of fabulous food and a live and silent auction. Come meet the people catering to our own Saratoga County!

All Hallow's Eve Masquerade Ball

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Canfield Casino, 1 E. Congress Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: Varies

Black tie (suggested), elegant fairy tale costume, fanciful masks

This year’s celebration, A Dark Faerie Tale Masquerade, takes inspiration from the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Join us as our theatrical producers turn Canfield Casino into an enchanting hall of candelabra-bedecked tables, still life vignettes, devilishly delectable passed hors d’oeuvres, enticingly mouthwatering buffets, smoking signature cocktails, pop-up performances, and spell-inducing music, all presented with just a hint of the macabre.

Saratoga Arts Annual Soiree

Hosted By: Longfellows Hotel & Conference Center
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Longfellows, 500 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: General Admission: $75.00; Admission for those 35 and under: $35.00

The evening will feature jazz by the Jeanine Ouderkirk Trio, light fare, a cash bar and a silent auction including vacation packages and unique works of art.

Wild About Blue: Annual Fall Fundraiser

Hosted By: Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: $75

Wild About Blue, inspired by our work with the endangered Karner blue butterfly, also gives us the opportunity to recognize someone who has created transformative change in our community through the annual Metamorphosis Award.

This year we are honoring Mike Huchro, Nancy Ferguson, and Barbara Messier for their work in initiating and running Lake Avenue Elementary School’s Fifth Grade Outdoor Education Experience.

To make your reservation for Wild About Blue, visit:

Second Annual Veterans Ball

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Hall of Springs, 108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Cost: $50/ticket

Veterans & Community Housing Coalition, Inc. (VCHC) is putting on The Second Annual Veterans Ball as an effort to raise money towards our mission. VCHC's mission is to put an end to Veteran homelessness. All of the money raised for this event goes straight to the Veterans of our organization. If it wasn’t for the selfless support from our community, this event would not be possible and we are grateful. We thank you.

For more information about VCHC, please like us on Facebook @VCHCvethelp

For more information about The Ball, please contact Mianna directly at

Tours in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Mineral Water Tours

Taste the waters of Saratoga Spa park. Learn about the health, medical & wellness history of all the waters of Saratoga.  View the amazing Orenda "Tufa" & Geysers tufa mound and dancing spouter. Enjoy the benefits of the "rarified atmosphere created by the ionized elements in the air.
Tours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Contact Trent for private tours:, 802-473-2836


Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours

Sunday, October 15, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Yaddo Gardens - Union Avenue
Cost:  $10 per person - Under 12 free

Experience the spirit(s) of the gardens and feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth! Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors! Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This is a tour of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion.

Tours are held on Friday and Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm from September 23 - October 30.

Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a date convenient to your group from September 19 - October 30.

Saratoga National Battlefield

Veterans Day at the Saratoga Battlefield
Friday, Nov 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saratoga National Historic Park, 648 Rt. 32 Stillwater, NY 12170

Evening History Strolls

October 10, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 

Free Admission

Birding and Nature Walks
October 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Free Admission

Surrender Day in Schuylerville
October 17, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fort Hardy Park, Schuylerville, NY, 12871

Free Admission

Candelight Tour of Schuyler House

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Saratoga National Historic Park, 648 Rt. 32 Stillwater, NY 12170

Free admission

Universal Preservation Hall (UPH) in Saratoga Springs


Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00pm 9:00pm
Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio- 80 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866

Join UPH on Thursday, October 5th at 7PM at Saratoga Paint & Sip for a night of painting and fun, all to benefit UPH!


Saturday, October 14, 2017
7:00pm 10:00pm
Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866

Come party with UPH and Saratoga Automobile Museum on Saturday October 14th from 7-10PM. Dave Matthews Band Tribute Big Eyed Phish will be performing all evening, great raffle prizes and cash bar available.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30pm 9:30pm
Caffe Lena- 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866

On Tuesday October 17 at 6:30 The Rochmon Record Club will converge to listen, learn about and discuss the classic 1976 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles at Caffe’ Lena, 47 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs.


Saturday, November 4, 2017
7:00pm 10:00pm
Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866

Enjoy dancing the night away with UPH, Saratoga Automobile Museum and Latin jazz band, Alta Havana. Join us on Saturday, November 4th from 7-10PM at the Saratoga Automobile Museum for this joint benefit party.


|Universal Preservation Hall|
|25 Washington Street Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 United States|

2017 Irish 2000 Festival

September 16
2017 Irish 2000 Festival
11:00 AM to 11:00 PM at Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY
The 21st annual Irish 2000 Festival will once again offer a unique line up of Irish music including everything from Celtic punk and jam music to traditional and everything in between.

Adirondack Balloon Festival 2017

September 21
Adirondack Balloon Festival 2017
4:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Glens Falls & Queensbury, NY
Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 45th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 21 - 24, 2017

Antique Truck Show

28th Annual Antique Truck Show
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020
One of the greatest antique truck shows in the northeast. Typically over 300 antique trucks each year! Trucks of all sizes and from original condition to restored. There are also antique tractors, engines and flea market. Only $1 per person

Skidmore College Parent Celebration Weekend

October 20 - 21, 2017


Variety of free programming options for the weekend:

"President’s Hour" with President Philip A. Glotzbach
Minicollege presentations offered by Skidmore faculty
Bus tour of downtown Saratoga, and tours of campus and its north woods
Campus tours
Concerts in the Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall in the Arthur Zankel Music Center
Tours of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and participation in the Tang’s "Family Saturday" offering
Open houses hosted by various offices and programs
The annual Celebration Weekend 5K Run-Walk
We are also pleased to offer special events for an additional fee:

Guided bus tour of the Saratoga Battlefield, turning point of the American Revolution
Several opportunities to dine in Skidmore’s award-winning Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
For questions about the weekend, e-mail or call 518-580-5670. For lodging and dining information, visit or call the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce at 518-584-3255.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Pakistan’s Sachal Ensemble Comes to SPAC

OCT 30, 2017

The Sachal Ensemble musicians -- known for their extraordinary journey from Lahore to Lincoln Center featured in the Song of Lahore film -- will bring their brilliant music and the story of how they saved a piece of their culture despite Pakistan’s tumultuous political climate, to Saratoga audiences for a one-of-a-kind performance.

Come experience live what jazz legend Dave Brubeck called "the most interesting and different recording of 'Take Five' that I've ever heard” at SPAC’s Spa Little Theatre this Monday, October 30 at 7 p.m.

WING NIGHT AT THE JAZZ BAR, with Dance Lessons and Live Music

Nov 16, 2017

“Live at the Jazz Bar”, SPAC’s popular after-hours social scene, will be in full swing on Thursday, November 16! The FREE evening kicks-off at 7 p.m. with dance lessons led by Diane Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez, co-directors of Tango Fusion Dance Company, and will feature live swing music by Annie and the Hedonists. 

Nutcracker Tea

Nov. 19, 2017

SPAC’s popular “Nutcracker Tea,” a beloved, Capital Region holiday tradition is back for two special performances on Sunday, November 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The delightful afternoon, held at the Hall of Springs, will feature excerpts from The Nutcracker by Northeast Ballet Company, a traditional English Christmas Tea, American Girl activities, giveaways and gift bags, and more.